166.652 Ecology and Biochemistry of Plants
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to classify plants according to different classification systems, to describe  typical properties of plants, plant parts and plant cells, to discuss the specific structure of plant genomes and to apply them in their work, recognizing and classifying flower colors and voltile compounds,  and to distinguish (un)desirable substances, and to describe the different ways in which plants interact with their environment.

Subject of course

Ecology and biochemistry of plants (what makes a plant a plant, typical features aof plants and plant cells, plant genomes, evolution of plants)

Ecology and biochemistry of pollination (colour, volatile compounds)

(Un)Desired compounds

Plant-animal interactions (pollination-flower colour; damage protection, odorous compounds, pheromones), plant-microorganism ineraction (phytoalexins, pre- and postinfectional compounds), plant-plant interaction

Teaching methods

Lecture, demonstrations

Mode of examination


Additional information

This course may be held in either an online or presence format, in line with rules and regulations put forward by the federal government and/or TU Wien administration, in response to the evolving Covid19 situation. This may include a hybrid system where, for example, lectures and written exams are offered in an online format, and practical evaluations are offered in reduced groups on campus. Should such changes become necessary during the semester, this may lead to schedule changes, in particular, this may lead to changed dates for practical and written assessments (exams). For online written exams, the assessment/grading scheme will remain unchanged. As far as possible exams will, however, be held in person on campus.



Course dates

Fri14:00 - 16:0002.06.2023Seminarraum Lehar 02 Vorlesung
Tue14:00 - 16:0006.06.2023Seminarraum Lehar 01 Vorlesung
Wed14:00 - 16:0007.06.2023Seminarraum Lehar 02 VO
Tue14:00 - 16:0013.06.2023Seminarraum Lehar 01 VO
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Written exam (60min) at the end of the semester. Further oral or written exams on appointment.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
05.06.2023 00:00 05.07.2023 00:00 04.07.2023 00:00


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